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The Haunting Season

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780751581966

Price: £12.99

ON SALE: 21st October 2021

Genre: Fiction & Related Items

Eight bestselling, award-winning authors return to the time-honoured tradition of the seasonal ghost story in this dazzling new collection. This is your indispensable companion to the long, dark nights this October

‘Makes you feel oddly cosy, in the way only the best ghost stories can. Exquisitely crafted, I enjoyed every word.’ FRANCINE TOON, Sunday Times bestselling author of Pine

‘You won’t find a more thrilling winter read this year, or a better line up of writers who have mastered the gothic and ghostly.’ SARA COLLINS, Costa Award-winning author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton

Featuring new and original tales from:

Bridget Collins
Sunday Times bestselling author of The Binding

Imogen Hermes Gowar
Sunday Times bestselling author of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Sunday Times bestselling author of The Mercies

Andrew Michael Hurley
Sunday Times bestselling author of The Loney

Jess Kidd
International award-winning author of Things in Jars

Elizabeth Macneal
Sunday Times bestselling author of The Doll Factory

Natasha Pulley
Sunday Times bestselling author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

Laura Purcell
Award-winning author of The Silent Companions


Long before Charles Dickens and Henry James popularized the tradition, the shadowy nights of winter have been a time for people to gather together by the flicker of candlelight and experience the intoxicating thrill of a ghost story.

Now eight bestselling, award-winning authors-all of them master storytellers of the sinister and the macabre-bring the tradition to vivid life in a spellbinding new collection of original spine-tingling tales.

Taking you from the frosty Fens to the wild Yorkshire moors, to the snow-covered grounds of a haunted estate, to a bustling London Christmas market, these mesmerizing stories will capture your imagination and serve as your indispensable companion to cold, dark nights.

So curl up, light a candle, and fall under the spell of winters past. . .#

‘Brilliantly chilling . . . an absolute treat’ ANNA MAZZOLA, author of The Unseeing

‘Gorgeous . . . a book destined to be read and re-read’ AMANDA MASON, author of The Wayward Girls



Reviews

The Haunting Season contains stories by some of our finest contemporary writers - between them, they revitalize the traditional winter's tale with vibrant, tense writing that will haunt you long after you finish reading
Jenn Ashworth, author of 'A Kind of Intimacy'
It lured me in, then held me fast. A gut-wrenching collection of ghostly tales, at once sumptuous and thrilling, rich and raw. Powerful, original and beautifully written, I didn't want them to end.
Joanne Burn, author of 'The Hemlock Cure'
The chilling tales of The Haunting Season will make you feel oddly cosy, in the way that only the best ghost stories can. Exquisitely crafted from some of the finest British writers, I enjoyed every word.
Francine Toon, Sunday Times bestselling author of 'Pine'
You won't a more thrilling winter read this year, or a better line up of writers who have mastered the gothic and ghostly.
Sara Collins, Costa Award-winning author of 'The Confessions of Frannie Langton'
Gorgeous, macabre, beautifully crafted . . .a brilliant re-making of an old tradition, and this is a book destined to be read and re-read through many a long winter night
Amanda Mason, author of 'The Wayward Girls'